I have a customer that has 5 different NAS desktop-style boxes on their network all different sizes from different vendors.
They are out of space and want to move to something rack-based large enough to hold everything. Thinking of using Synology as it's simple enough.
Their previous IT person had some of the boxes backing up to each other so there is a lot of copies of the same data strown all over the place between the 5 boxes.
They want 1 clean copy of the existing data on the new NAS. There are 2 NAS boxes that have the primary bulk of the recent data so I was thinking of moving that to the new NAS and run a dedup to remove any copies / old file backups and then I want to compare what's on the new NAS to the other boxes and delete copies and move data that I don't have on the new NAS.
In the end, they want to get rid of all the old NAS boxes and just have 1 NAS box that is backed up to the cloud and to tape to be taken offsite.
They also want a search solution to run against the NAS and the Synology built-in search sucks and just wears out the drives as it never stops indexing.
They have the old google physical search appliance that needs to come out once a new search solution is found.
Any opinions on the dedupe software and the search software r appliance?